Thursday, August 25, 2005

Small Blessings Dept.

One good thing about serving a church in the process of closing-- we have absolutely no need for: better long distance service, cheaper internet connections, curriculum samples, t-shirts to sell on consignment, package tours of the holy land with discounts for pastors, corporate credit cards, wholesome videos for our children's ministry, sports equipment for the youth group, yard service, roof repair, chimney pointing, office supplies, creative bulletin covers, church data base software, new pew cushions, bulk supplies of plastic communion cups or any of the other things telemarketers call us about on a daily basis. Well--almost any--we'll take those 50% off pizza coupons, thanks.

4 comments:

Emily said...

What a great thought.

reverendmother said...

My aunt, who is dying, said recently that it's wonderful not to have to worry about buying anything ever again. Somebody admires a trinket of hers, she says, "Take it."

PPB said...

It's a great thought, but twinged with sadness. I just can't imagine what you're going through.

Kathryn said...

It occurrs to me, could you have a church equivalent of a yard sale, do you think? Make a virtue of cutting loose from all those inessentials of church life, and raise money for something that your congregation really believes in. Sort of like organ donation (not as in the instrument...) only different.